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[texts]Poor Jack - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
Much of the action of this book takes place in Greenwich, a river-side suburb of London. "Poor Jack" is a name given to a boy wading in the murky waters at the edge of the river, a boy who calls out to visitors to Greenwich to throw coins into the water, for him to retrieve. At one point the action leads Jack to be out at sea in the Channel between England and France. He and his friend Bramble are taken prisoner, and have a bit of difficulty escaping and getting back to England...
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Downloads: 392
[texts]The First Mate - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
The hero of this story is Walter Leigh, who takes a job as second mate aboard a gasoline-powered yacht owned by a Mrs. Vansittart, whose husband is an American industrialist. Julius Vansittart is a rather nasty 12-year-old, who, despite his life being saved by Leigh, when he had fallen overboard, hates the English, and never misses an opportunity of being as unpleasant as possible, even to the point of stupidity...
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Downloads: 168
[texts]Old Daniel, by Rev Tom Hodson - Rev Tom Hodson (1804-1882)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Tom; Hodson; Old Daniel; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 102
[texts]Michael Penguyne - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
In this rather short book Kingston tells us of the hard life and its few pleasures of the fisher-folk of Cornwall. Gales and a forbidding coast-line can often spell disaster to the poor fisherman caught out in a rising tempest. Yet throughout this he and his family, with few exceptions, remain steadfast and God-fearing, with relatives springing to the aid of orphans and wives following a tragedy. Kingston is here at his most persuasively Christian, arguing that both the good things of life and t...
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Downloads: 266
[texts]Washed Ashore - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a fairly short book, and probably an easier read for the younger teenager. Jack is a young member of a respectable family living in Stormount Tower, on the south coast of England. Unfortunately the silly boy got himself involved with the smugglers, who got caught. This of course would have been a hanging offence, but Jack manages to go to sea aboard the "Truelove", which, it is later heard, is lost at sea...
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Downloads: 210
[texts]The Heir of Kilfinnan - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The book opens with our hero, Dermot O'Neil, out fishing in a small boat that he usually went with his widowed mother in. The catch being good he went up to the nearby castle, the abode of the Earl Kilfinnan, where he easily sells his fish, and is asked to come back with more the next day. Being a good-looking and well-mannered 12-year-old, he wins the admiration of the Earl's daughter and her cousin, who offer to teach him to read...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Heir; Kilfinnan; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 254
[texts]The_Island_Home_by_Richard_Archer - Richard Archer, aka James F Bowman, mid nineteenth century
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Richard; Archer; Island; Home; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 118
[texts]Salt Water - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
One interesting feature of this book is that it must have been one of the earliest to be written by Kingston. It does not appear that there was another edition for sixty years, by which time the author had been dead for 35 years. It is also a very good book of his genre, with lots of battle, murder, and sudden death. It deals with the adventures of a young boy who joins the Royal Navy as a midshipman in the care of his uncle...
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Downloads: 318
[texts]John Deane - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
According to the author in his preface, John Deane really existed and had an interesting and successful life in a variety of roles. He was born in 1679, of well-to-do parents, but started his working life as a drover, that is to say a person who drove great herds of cattle from the countryside to the great cities like London, for consumption there. He then joined the Navy and rose to become a ship's captain...
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Downloads: 345
[texts]In the Wilds of Florida - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
In this book by Kingston we are introduced to Florida in the mid-19th century, when the tail-end of the wars between the Cherokee and Seminole Indians was still rumbling on, and the white man was still occasionally disturbed by attacks by Indians. Large areas of the territory are swamp, water, and densely overgrown plains. All this is described in detail. Our hero this time is a "school-leaver" from Ireland, whose father seems to have had just one too many sons for him to be able to provide for ...
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Downloads: 258
[texts]The Voyage of the Steadfast - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The "Steadfast" is a whaling vessel, based on Liverpool. The whaling grounds are in the Pacific, so each voyage involves a long time away from home. The story opens with the owner-captain's wife and daughter sitting at home during a great storm, in which a vessel is wrecked very near their house. On board the ship are Harry Graybrook, the skipper's son, and another youngster called Dickey Bass. Leonard Champion is the mate, and is also in love with the captain's daughter, whom we met in Chapter ...
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Downloads: 279
[texts]Sir Ludar, a story of the days of the Great Queen Bess - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
For regular readers of Reed's works this will be a surprise. Not a mention of a school or its inhabitants! Set in the late sixteenth century and couched in slightly archaic English, it narrates the adventures of an apprentice to a printer. But this young lad gets caught up in all sorts of adventures, and is especially drawn to Ludar, a young Irish rebel. There is a good deal of travelling by sea, and though this sounds convincing as Reed writes it, there is not much depth in it...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Sir; Ludar; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 268
[texts]Fast in the Ice - Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
This little book describes a visit up to the Arctic regions, that was supposed to have taken place long before the book was written, in other words in the early part of the nineteenth century. The purpose of the journey was to get near to the North Pole, which was considered to be surrounded by a large area of ice-free water. The vessel in which they sailed became beset by ice, and could not be moved...
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Fast; Ice; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML; djvu; prc; fb2
Downloads: 287
[texts]Adventures in Australia - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
A couple of young men go to Australia to stay awhile with the uncle of one of them. While on the way up to the uncle's station they meet with various adventures. During the book we are introduced to various of the animals of Australia, the kookaburra, the wombat, the kangaroo, the wallaby, and many others. We also meet with the aboriginal occupiers of the land. Finding that they like the life in Australia, the two young men decide to settle, and they buy, with the uncle's assistance, an area of ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Adventures; Australia; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 458
[texts]Principal books by Rev TP Wilson - Rev. Theodore Wilson (died 1881)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Rev TP Wilson; Principal Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 215
[texts]The Three Midshipmen - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The tale of the Three Midshipmen is carried on to the Three Lieutenants, the Three Commanders, and the Three Admirals. The book starts with the arrival of three new boys at a boarding school for young gentlemen. One boy is English, one is Scottish, and the third is Irish. Under the influence of various bullies and other schoolboy adversities the three lads learn to stick together, and to look after each other...
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Downloads: 293
[texts]Peter Trawl - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Peter is a young teenager in a family that suffers a series of disastrous events. Family money is lost due to the failure of a bank, not at all uncommon in those days, probably about 1830. They lived in Portsmouth, where the father was a wherryman, ferrying people out to the ships. The father meets with an accident, having ferried a passenger to his ship at anchor outside the harbour, is caught up by freak weather, which broke up his boat and drowned him...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Peter; Trawl; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 279
[texts]Percival Keene - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
The young hero of this book is soon seen to be the result of an unfortunate liaison between a rising star of a sea-captain, and the housekeeper's daughter at his aunt's mansion. The boy joins the navy and is given a good deal of covert help ny his (actual) father. On a couple of occasions the young officer is believed lost in some engagement, but after a series of adventures manages to make his way back to the ship, much to his father's relief...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Percival; Keene; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 345
[texts]The Seven Champions of Christendom - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
A most unusual book, especially from this author, erudite though he is. The seven champions are the Patron Saints of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Italy and Spain. These rove about Europe and beyond, slaying Enchanters, Dragons, and other nuisances, accompanied by their Squires, who, although they put on weight and become obese, help as best they can, and carry their masters' trophies for them...
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Downloads: 278
[texts]Principal books by Amy Walton - Amy Walton (late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Amy Walton; Principal; Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 469
[texts]Ned Garth - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Ned Garth; Made Prisoner in Africa. A Tale of the Slave Trade. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on Portuguese subjects. These were translated into Portuguese, and the author received a Portuguese order of knighthood and...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Ned; Garth; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 209
[texts]Fred Markham in Russia - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Fred and his brother have an adult friend, Cousin Giles, who is a naval officer who had served under the boys' father, before injury had compelled his retirement. One day Cousin Giles asks the boys to come with him on a visit to Russia. This was 1856. The boys' mother is glad they are not going too far, such as to the Antipodes. The little party arrive in Russia after some problems with their sea voyage...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Fred; Markham; Russia; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 294
[texts]The Cruise of the Dainty - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Another book of great adventure, this time in the Pacific, where, at the time, many of the Islanders were, with good reason, ill-disposed towards Europeans, having been tricked so often in various unpleasant ways, even to the point where they would be invited on board to do some bartering, only to be battened below hatches, and then sailed off to Peru to be used as slaves. Our adventurers encounter hostility in places, but on the whole their worst enemies are the weather, and also ill-intentione...
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Downloads: 196
[texts]The Voyages and Travels of Count Funnibos and Baron Stilkin - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This book is definitely intended for the younger ones. Kingston does not really show how humorous he can be in most of his books, but this book is definitely meant to be funny and succeeds. Two elderly minor nobles agree that they will set out on a voyage to see the world. They set out on it, but their adventures take them no farther than Holland, which is where they already are. They have various mishaps, and even at one point get separated, only coming together again by chance...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Count; Funnibos; Baron; Stilkin; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 233
[texts]The Three Midshipmen - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The tale of the Three Midshipmen is carried on to the Three Lieutenants, the Three Commanders, and the Three Admirals. The book starts with the arrival of three new boys at a boarding school for young gentlemen. One boy is English, one is Scottish, and the third is Irish. Under the influence of various bullies and other schoolboy adversities the three lads learn to stick together, and to look after each other...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Three; Midshipmen; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 305
[texts]James Braithwaite, Supercargo - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a typical Kingston book, very skilfully written, with lots of difficult situations very well described. But what is worth remembering is that it is probably the last book Kingston ever wrote, for he had already been diagnosed with a rapid and terminal illness, which I suppose to have been cancer. Yet, despite the position that redoubtable author found himself in, he still gave us one of his very best well-written adventure stories...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; James; Braithwaite; Supercargo; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 561
[texts]Ben Burton - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The story really consists of a series of nautical and shore incidents, to do with Ben Burton and his family. During the course of the story he goes from being born, to a senior Naval rank. Shortly after he is born they come across a dinghy drifting with an ayah and a small white girl, who grows up in parallel with Ben, though she is spared some of his more martial adventures. It's always difficult to get a timescale with books like this one, as the years seem to go past much faster than the supp...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Ben; Burton; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 213
[texts]Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett - Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Arnold; Bennett; Clayhanger; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 358
[texts]The Settlers at Home - Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
This shortish novel first appeared in 1841, and was published in a collection of the author's four short 1841 novels, "The Playfellow". The scene is set in Lincolnshire, a part of England much of which is flat and prone to flooding by the sea. It was drained in the 1600s by Dutch engineers by the creation of drains and sea defences. To this day part of the county is called Holland. After the draining the land was leased by the King to various settlers from overseas, among whom were the Linacres,...
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Downloads: 377
[texts]A Dog with a Bad Name - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
The story opens in a rather run-down school. There is an unfortunate incident in which a boy is almost killed, and a boy of the name of Jeffreys, not a very popular chap, is held to have been responsible. Thus the dog acquires a bad name. Throughout the next few years of Jeffreys’ life this incident is brought up against him. He is brought lower and lower, till eventually he finds somewhere to live in the utmost poverty, amongst the very poor...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Dog; Bad; Name; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 389
[texts]Charley Laurel - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Here Kingston gives us a story of a young boy who had been handed to a British seaman, Dick, at a place in the West Indies which had just been attacked by the British. The boy's nurse, a coloured woman, had received a fatal wound. The boy is brought up by Dick on board ship, but there are all sorts of misadventures, such as being cast away on a raft, being picked up by what turns out to be a pirate ship, escaping and then being rescued by a privateer...
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Downloads: 282
[texts]Won from the Waves - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a splendid book, one of Kingston's very best, written and published at the very end of his life, and it will give you a very good read. Of course there are the usual swimming exercises, but there is just so much more going on, that you will always be wanting to turn the next page to see what happens.
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Downloads: 233
[texts]Tales of the Sea - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a collection of nine stories, some short, and some not so short. They are all very good reading, and Kingston seems to be at his best in the short story mode. You will probably enjoy the two episodes from the life of "Uncle Boz", that form the second story, especially the first, when he organises the rescue of the crew and passengers of a vessel that is wrecked near his house on a stormy Christmas Day...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Tales; Sea; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 305
[texts]Marmaduke Merry - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is quite a long book, but it is full of action, and in between the actions there are tales being told about even more action and interesting situations, rather in the style of Captain Marryat. This edition was printed by Cassell's for use as an English language course-book. At the end of the book is printed a sixteen-page set of questions and exercises to guide pupils into learning how to read and appreciate the book better...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Marmaduke; Merry; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 296
[texts]The Loghouse by the Lake - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
A well-to-do English family, with inherited wealth, find that this situation is challenged in the law-courts. They lose the case, and, as with Marryat's "Settlers in Canada" in a similar situation, decide to emigrate to Canada. This they do, and have enough money to settle there, but not in a grand house: it is only the Log House by the Lake. There are various adventures with sailing and canoeing on the lake, but when the winter comes on, the lake freezes over, and the boys get themselves into a...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Loghouse; Lake; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 256
[texts]The Little Savage - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This remarkable book is one of those on which Marryat was working during his last few months. It was finished by his son. A young boy and a rather nasty old man have been marooned on a remote tropical island. The man is very unkind to the boy, and treats him like a slave. But the man is struck blind by lightning, just at the very moment when it appeared likely that they were to be rescued. The boy is able to force the man to behave better, and learns to read, using the letters in the Prayer Book...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Little; Savege; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 466
[texts]The Pacha of Many Tales - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
A rather fanciful book by Captain Marryat, not about English people in various sea-faring situations, as most of his books are, but about a Turkish Pacha, and his interest in finding people who can tell him strange tales. And mighty strange some of them are, too!Frederick Marryat was born in Great George Street, Westminster, London on 10th July 1792. His father, Joseph Marryat, was descended from Huguenots who had taken refuge in England following the St...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Pacha; Tales: TXT; PDF; ZIP
Downloads: 520
[texts]Winter Adventures in the Great Lone Land - Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
While a wintry storm was raging outside, in the month of November, three happy, excited boys were gathered around the breakfast table in a cozy home in a far North Land. To those who have not read of the previous doings of these young lads we would say that our heroes were three noble boys from across the sea. They had come out the previous summer from Great Britain by the Hudson Bay Company's ship and had had several months of most delightful and exciting adventures in the wild North Land...
Keywords: Athelstane; Young; Winter; Adventures; Great; Lone; Land; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 544
[texts]Captain Cook - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is not a novel in Kingston's usual format, but a summary of the life, travels, adventures and discoveries of one of the eighteenth century's most interesting explorers. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Captain; Cook; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 566
[texts]Roger Willoughby - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Sadly, this was the last book Kingston wrote. He was diagnosed with a rapid fatal illness while he was writing it, and he used the opportunity of bidding his young readers farewell in the Preface. There is a lot of action in the book, from encounters with the Barbary Pirates in what is now called Morocco, to military goings-on in Somerset and Dorset, to trials by Jeffreys, the Chief Justice (or Injustice might be a better name)...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Roger; Willoughby; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 287
[texts]The Lily of Leyden - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on Portuguese subjects. These were translated into Portuguese, and the author received a Portuguese order of knighthood and a pension for his services in the conclusion of the commercial...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Lily; Leyden; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 216
[texts]Penelope and the Others - Amy Walton (1845-~1925)
This is another story by Amy Walton about life in the English countryside towards the end of the nineteenth century. It is a sequel to "The Hawthorns", except that, for some reason, the name has become "Hawthorne". On the whole the principal dramatis personae, the Hawthorne household, are unchanged. The additions are Miss Barnicroft, an eccentric old lady from the village; Kettles, an impoverished child from Nearminster, the cathedral city close by; Dr...
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Downloads: 331
[texts]In the Wilds of Africa - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The hero of the book gets himself a job on board of a vessel, which has a number of misfortunes. She loses several officers, then her captain dies, leaving a totally unsuitable officer, Kydd, in charge. Finally she runs aground near the shore, where the natives slay some of the crew. They leave the ship on a raft, Kydd being on one, and our hero and many other passengers on a second. The latter is picked up by a fine-looking vessel, that proves to be a Portuguese slaver...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Wilds; Africa; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 322
[texts]Kilgorman - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
This was Reed's last book, written even as he lay dying, presumably from cancer. It is a very well-written book, and is very interesting, even though as in the works of Kingston and Collingwood there are a lot of swimming episodes. The time of the story is in the 1790s, during the French Revolution, which we see at close quarters during our hero's time in France. We also visit Rotterdam, in Holland...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Kilgorman; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 330
[texts]Principal books by John Conroy Hutcheson - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Principal Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,192
[texts]The Cock House at Felsgarth - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
This is another story set in a nineteenth century boy’s boarding school, and is quite similar to "The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's". In case you are alarmed by the title, it only means that the book is about the best House in the school. At the time it was greatly acclaimed, and said to be very like a real boarding school, but things must have changed because I was at one such school only fifty years after this book was written, and I can't imagine any of it happening at my school...
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[texts]The Golden Grasshopper, originally The Royal Merchant - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This book was originally published in 1870, under the title of "The Royal Merchant". As there were sundry things that needed changing, the book was edited and re-issued under the title of "The Golden Grasshopper". Kingston, the author was in the last few months of his life while this was being done, so the work was done by some of his various ghosts, but with Kingston's approval. The tale is told through the eyes of a Dutch boy, Ernst Verner, whose parents had been put to death in Holland for th...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Golden; Grasshopper; Thomas; Dresham; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 415
[texts]Taking Tales - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This book is a collection of six tales. Originally each of these was published as a separate book, at a low price. Each story was full of interest, and the intention was that the families of England would sit down as a family to read and discuss the story. In this collection we have a story about an English country miller; a boy who goes to sea; a family who settle in Canada; a boy who joins the army and serves in the Crimea and in the Indian Mutiny; an Australian shepherd; and lastly, but far f...
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Downloads: 270
[texts]The Willoughby Captains - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
This is one of this author's famous school stories. Like a new boy or girl at a school, you will be faced with learning the names of a great many youngsters, and to an extent, their characters. However, by the time you get half-way through the book you will be familiar enough with the principal characters. Of course, there are numerous small dramas being acted out as the book proceeds, but the main one concerns a boat-race between two of the Houses...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Willoughby; Captains; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 329
[texts]Principal books of Lewis Hough - Lewis Hough (fl. late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Lewis Hough; Principal books; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 224
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